Welcome to the species at risk engagement site.

The consultation is now closed.

Between October 19 and November 30, 2016, we heard from British Columbians about innovative ways to better protect species at risk in B.C. Fruitful discussions occurred about the Principles for the Protection of Species at Risk. We heard your thoughts on how to increase protection of species at risk on private lands. Ideas were also shared about innovative funding options to support activities such as monitoring, research and stewardship programs for species at risk.

A more detailed summary of what we heard can be viewed here. This engagement website will remain online until March 2017. The Ministry of Environment will use the input received to inform options for new policy and programs in the months and years ahead as part of B.C.’s Five-Year Plan for Species at Risk.

The Five-Year Plan for Species at Risk in British Columbia, released in 2014, committed the Province of British Columbia to work together and consult with all levels of government, First Nations, conservation partners, industry and stakeholders to ensure the successful protection of species at risk. Species at risk recovery is a shared responsibility and we all need to cooperate to ensure that we are working towards effective protection and recovery of species at risk in British Columbia.

Please visit the BC Species & Ecosystems at Risk website for further information and updates.

Topic 1: Principles for the protection of species at risk

Posted on October 19, 2016
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Protecting species at risk is complex and involves many considerations. The Province of British Columbia intends to improve... Read More

Topic 2: Provincial protection of species at risk

Posted on October 19, 2016
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The Province is interested in hearing your thoughts about what makes a successful species at risk policy... Read More

Topic 3: Protection of species at risk on private land

Posted on October 19, 2016
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The Province of BC is interested in supporting local governments, private landowners, industry (e.g., agriculture, private... Read More

Topic 4: Funding for species and ecosystems at risk

Posted on October 19, 2016
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The Province is interested in investigating innovative funding sources that would provide long-term, stable funding to... Read More